Honeymoons are very special, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Deciding on the honeymoon destination is probably the most important decision you make after the marriage and it must be the right one! American Samoa is perhaps one of the most complete destinations for a honeymoon. If you are searching for a beautiful, unspoiled tropical paradise, American Samoa is the place for you to enjoy that special honeymoon trip.
This South Pacific region abounds in natural beaches, with the sparkling blue sea beyond and it is this ambience that has always captivated honeymooners. American Samoa is one of the few destinations left untouched, still retaining its simplicity and pristine innocence. It will afford you and your partner an experience you will cherish forever.
Coming into Pago Pago, the sight of the harbor will stun you. As you spend time on the serpentine coastline of the main island of Tutuila, you will be entranced by the sheer beauty of the place. Though American Samoa does not have the sophisticated frills of other more popular destinations, it more than makes up for it in its sheer visual splendor, natural landscapes, the dramatic contrast between the calm sea and towering mountains, and the spontaneous warmth of the local people.
Crossing over to the Manu’a islands is another spellbinding experience. South Beach on Ofu Island is an incredible location with shimmering waters and colorful coral reefs. As you walk hand in hand on the warm sand, you will feel that you have wandered into a time warp, as the total peace and muted sounds of wind and water calm your soul.
The American Samoa National Park spreads over 2470 acres and three different islands. If you fancy something more strenuous than laying on the beach, there are two incredible trekking trails. The Pola Island trail is a gentle walk, snaking its way through lowland forest, while the Mt. Alava trail, at three miles long, is more arduous, though the scenic grandeur will mesmerize you.
If you have the energy and motivation to move around your tropical destination, there are a few spots worth visiting. Ta’u Island is considered a sacred site as it is known as the birthplace of the Polynesian people. Head to Amanave Village to view the wild beauty of the volcanic coastline or go to Forbidden Bay on the north coast, which is one of the most picturesque in the South Pacific.
There are endless delights in store for you in American Samoa; you can visit a traditional Samoan settlement in Tula Village, which overlooks reefs and a coastline of sandy beaches, or indulge in snorkeling, diving and kayaking. There is surfing at Alofay and Leone Bay and Carter Beach, while at the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, you can dive into the waters to catch a glimpse of the coral reefs and teeming marine life. Want more? Go game-fishing or attend a fia fia, the feast where you can gorge on Samoan food and watch traditional dancing. Or you can cruise to Samoa to stay with a Samoan family in a fale (home) and experience the hospitality and warmth first-hand of the friendly people. You will return with beautiful memories of an unforgettable honeymoon.